Monday, February 15, 2010

Tips for Engagement Portraits

For those of you soon-to-be brides interested in having Engagement Portraits, you will appreciate the easy-going nature of these types of sessions. E-sessions [as we call them] allow you to be yourself, enjoy being creative, and enjoy being with your future spouse.

Why is it important to get Engagement Portraits taken?
Since this is often the first time most couples have their photos together, it is an important detail to remember. Not only are they essential to have for your Save the Date cards, invitations, and newspaper announcements, they are also great photos for your guests to sign during your wedding reception.
Having an e-session also allows you as the couple to interact with your wedding photographer. It's important for a photographer to "get the feel" of the couple and sense their chemistry. Many wedding photographers offer complimentary or discounted engagement sessions with their wedding packages for this very reason. You are paying alot of money for wedding photography, so allow yourself a day to get to know your wedding photographer in a stress-free environment.

What should you wear for your E-Session?
  • Choose things that are comfortable, yet "you".
  • Carefully consider trying out a new outfit or want these photos to reflect you, and your love for each other will be very apparent without the drastic makeup or hair color. However, if this is your style, go for it!
  • I would suggest bringing 1 extra outfit, since most photographers allow at least 1 outfit change.
  • Don't wear watches, clothes with patterns, holes, stains, or words...since these are very distracting.
Where should we go for our E-Session?

Consider your there an important place that has special meaning to you? We love to capture the special memories and quirks of each couple. Where did he propose? Where did you first meet? Where do you like to go on dates?
We appreciate the differences in each relationship and suggest that you plan to have an e-session that reflects your own sense of fun, creativity, romance, and love. For example: Memphis has a wide range of places for everyone from the outdoors [Overton Park] to urban [Downtown] and artsy [coffee shops and galleries] to fun [playgrounds and trolleys].

The most important thing to remember is to have fun.
Love life. Love each other.
Let it show to everyone else!

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